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Nursing Resources : Secondary & Guidelines

Evidence Based Guidelines

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC)
Provides structured, standardized summaries of thousands of current practice guidelines created by medical specialty associations, professional societies, public or private organizations, government agencies at the federal, state, or local level, or health care organizations. To be included in the NGC, the guideline creators must have performed a systematic literature search and a review of existing scientific evidence published in peer reviewed journals during guideline development.

Essential Evidence Plus – EBM Guidelines
Aimed at primary care clinicians, EBM Guidelines includes 1,000 concise, evidence-based, summaries of symptoms and diseases, over 3,000 high quality evidence summaries, and a library of over one thousand photographs and images.

A meta search engine of many levels of literature including EBM synopses, systematic reviews, guidelines, primary literature, etc. Guidelines are included from US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and more.

The best resource to find published literature in the health sciences. PubMed covers thousands of journals in all aspects of the health sciences (clinical, bench, economic, law, social, etc.). Results can be limited to published practice guidelines by applying the "Type of Article" limit: Guideline.

Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care (AccessMedicine)
This handy guide draws information from many sources of the latest guidelines for preventive services, screening methods, and treatment approaches commonly encountered in the outpatient setting.

Secondary Literature--Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis


Cochrane Registry of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)




Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence Reports

US Preventive Service Task Force Recommendation Statements

Database of Reviews of Effects (DARE)  From January 2015 no new records/commentaries will be added to DARE. Existing content will continue to be accessible via the CRD site. NIHR funding to produce DARE ceases at the end of March 2015.